Opening your primary living space to the outdoors can do more than just add natural light and fresh air to your home – it annexes additional living space from the outdoors and transforms your interior spaces with a new look and feel.

Indoor-outdoor living isn’t reserved for a certain style of home or lifestyle. See how a variety of homes, from traditional to modern, incorporated moving glass walls into their living and great rooms to transform their space and the way they live in them. 

Floor-to-ceiling moving glass walls and clean, modern styling make this remodeled living room feel spacious and airy.  Maximizing the views with horizontal expanses of glass helps the room feel larger, taller, and more open, while making the outdoor living area more connected and accessible.

A lighter take on traditional

Living rooms with dark-toned, traditional furnishings can appear bright and fresh with an entire wall of multi-slide doors letting in the sunshine. Here, a multi-slide door with a light finish blends with the wall color and thin dividers allow for expansive sightlines, taking advantage of the view. The division between the indoor living area and the patio virtually disappears, whether the door is opened or closed.

A dramatic transition

This open-concept living room remodel incorporated a wall of bifold doors with divided lights opening into the backyard patio dining area and outdoor kitchen. The bold doors create a dramatic, updated look in a home that blends modern and old-world styles. When the moving glass wall is fully opened, the panel stack up accordion-style, allowing for a grand opening that merges the two spaces for one grand indoor-outdoor entertaining space.

A massive modern great room

One massive multi-slide door allows a modern, open-concept great room to fully open up to a corresponding outdoor space, creating an immersive indoor-outdoor experience for cooking, dining, and lounging. The multi-slide’s contemporary look blends with the home’s style and allows for a maximum amount of glass, making the large room incredibly light and bright and offering great views of the pool from every angle.

Mid-century serenity

The renovation of this mid-century home embraced the aesthetic of aluminum for a genuinely modern feel. The multi-slide door encompasses an entire wall of the living room, allowing a full opening to the lush and shady yard. The retractable glass wall allows the minimalist style of the interior and exterior to come together, while the addition of curtains helps soften the look and filter light for a truly tranquil indoor-outdoor environment.

Clean lines and a clear view

When a room has a stunning view, clean lines and large aperture allow it to become the centerpiece of the room. This living room has a commanding view of the sea, and a sleek bifold door folds out of the way to make the exterior balcony part of the main living space – and the view the most striking feature of the room.

A cozy indoor-outdoor gathering place

An open concept living area uses a pocketing multi-slide door to open even further, turning the outdoor patio into an al fresco dining room that’s integrated in the main floor plan. The opening from patio to living room corresponds to the opening between the kitchen and living room, creating a unified appearance. The seamless indoor-outdoor transition invites guests to gather in either location while highlighting the natural environment.

Ready to imagine what indoor-outdoor living looks like in your space? The Skye Walls App lets you design and visualize a sliding or folding glass door in your space using augmented reality. You can also reach out to a Skye Walls expert for a free in-home consultation and to discuss pricing options.